Fix Audio Unavailable Instagram (reels, stories & posts) Instantly

Audio is not available on Instagram when you add songs to your story or the Instagram post. If you ever find yourself in the situation and have something like the below person:

So, if you’ve ever pondered questions like “Why is audio unavailable on Instagram?” or “Why is my audio unavailable on Instagram Reel?” – fret not because we’ve got you covered. In the following sections, we’ll delve into the possible reasons behind this problem and equip you with practical tips to restore the harmony of sound to your Instagram experience. Whether you’re dealing with “Instagram audio not working” or the dreaded “song unavailable on Instagram,” we’ve got the answers you need.

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But first, let’s take a moment to address the elephant in the room – the occasional Instagram downtime. Is Instagram down? Could that be the reason your audio is unavailable? We’ll also shed light on this possibility, ensuring you have all the information you need to troubleshoot and enjoy a seamless Instagram experience.

To resolve the issue of certain audios not being available on Instagram, you can follow these steps: Switch your account type from a regular personal Instagram account to a professional Instagram account, such as a creator or business account. Additionally, log out of all your Instagram accounts within the app, clear the cache data, uninstall the app, and then reinstall it. These actions should help fix the problem of audio unavailability on Instagram.

How to Instantly Fix Audio Not Available on Instagram or The Audio Isn’t Available to use

If you find yourself in a situation where Instagram audios are unavailable, here is how you can fix it instantly on any Instagram app, whether you are using it on an Android or iOS device or a Mac or Windows computer.

I have tested this on most smartphones and found that it works. Someone on YouTube shared the same solution, and the comments were full of people thanking them for the fix. So, this solution is currently working, and you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Instagram app settings.
  2. Find the option to switch to a creator or business account.
  3. Switch to a creator account if your account is private.
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However, if you switch to a professional account, your account will automatically be turned into a public account. This is a problem for people who want to keep their accounts private. If you are one of these people, follow these other steps:

  1. Go to your Instagram app settings.
  2. Find the option to switch to a creator or business account.
  3. Tap on “Not Now.”
  4. Your account will remain a private account, but you will still be able to use Instagram audio.

How to Fix Audio or Songs, including Trending music Unavailable on Instagram

Firstly, you need to log out of all your Instagram accounts within the Instagram app on your phone. If you have multiple Instagram accounts, ensure you log out of them simultaneously.

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After being locked out of Instagram, you’ll have an empty Instagram app. To proceed, you should clear the cache and all data of the Instagram app.

Before doing this, please ensure you remember your password, as either you should know it or at least be aware of how to reset your Instagram password.

Once you’ve cleared all the excess data from the Instagram app, uninstall the Instagram app. After uninstalling it, restart your smartphone. Once your phone has restarted, reinstall the Instagram app from either the Google Play Store or the App Store.

All the steps to Clear Instagram Cache on any Android device
All the steps to Clear Instagram Cache on any iOS device

Now, you can log in to your Instagram account, including the one where Instagram videos were unavailable. If you have multiple Instagram accounts, this issue might be related to the multi-account creation within the app, and this method can help resolve it.

After completing these steps, you can log in to your Instagram account. If you encounter any issues, don’t worry. If you need a different method doesn’t, we have more solutions to explore below.

Alternatives to Fix Audio Unavailable Instagram Reel, Stories, or Posts

Now, these are the alternative things you can do to fix the Instagram audio not available on Instagram stories and reels. This thing applies to all of them.

1. Rollback Updates

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Suppose you have recently updated your Instagram app and are experiencing glitches, such as audio not playing in stories, reels, or when uploading posts. In that case, you can roll back to an older app version. To do this, uninstall the Instagram app, search for “Instagram APK download” on Google, and download the older version of the app. Then, install the app on your smartphone. This should fix the glitches.

Rolling back to an older version of an app may not be possible if the app has been updated significantly since the older version was released.

2. Report It To Instagram Developers

Another thing you can do is report the issue to the Instagram developers. They can release an update compatible with your current smartphone version and help you get the audio or music back on Instagram.

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To contact Instagram support, go to the Play Store or App Store (depending on your device), search for the Instagram app, and tap “Developer contact.” You should find an email address there. Just take that email address and write them an email.

Don’t worry; they’ll almost definitely reply to your email. After all, they have a very large team of support staff and are a billion-dollar company.

3. Login In from Other Devices

Next, try logging into your Instagram account on another device. If your friend has a smartphone, ask them if you can log in on their phone. This will help you determine if the issue is specific to your phone or is happening to everyone.

Remove the past logined accounts from the app

If your friend can access audio on Instagram, the issue is probably with your device or the app. In that case, you can follow the steps I shared in the “How to fix audio unavailable on Instagram instantly” section.

Why is Instagram Audio Unavailable on Reels, Stories, or Posts?

There are a few reasons why Instagram audio might be unavailable. Here are a few possible explanations:

  • Your phone might not be up to date. Make sure your phone is running the latest version of the Instagram app.
  • You might be in a location where Instagram is not available. Check to see if Instagram is blocked in your country or region.
  • You might have been blocked from using Instagram audio. Suppose you have been reported for violating Instagram’s terms of service. In that case, you may be temporarily or permanently blocked from using audio on Instagram.
  • There might be a technical issue with Instagram. If you’re having trouble with audio on Instagram, try restarting your phone or logging out and back into the app. If that doesn’t work, contact Instagram support for help.


Today, I have shown you how to fix the audio not available on Instagram while you try to watch any Instagram stories or Instagram posts.

I hope you guys found the article helpful. Make sure you bookmark the website, or you can let us know the common section if you have any queries. That’s it for today. Have a nice day.

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